Friday, March 9, 2012

Walking By Faith

Four years ago today I was told that my 8 1/2 month old baby did not have a heartbeat anymore.  My husband and I spent the next three days in the hospital delivering our baby and accepting the heartbreak that was now our reality.  Fast forward to today and I am blown away at how good life is.  I truly believe that God has us go through REALLY hard stuff in order to bless us in a way, MORE wonderfully than we could have imagined.  I know this to be true several times in my life.

I titled this post Walking By Faith because the really wonderful things started happening when we let go of things and people and truly walked by faith.  You can say you have faith but to really practice it is hard.

So lets get to the good stuff. : )  Well, as you know I have my prince charming that I have always dreamed of and my wonderful little girl, Arabella who loves to do ballet with me and wear tutus.  Anybody that knows me, knows this is a dream come true.  But the latest wonderful news is our dream place to live.  We have the opportunity to live on a sustainable farm with chickens, cows and sheep.  We can have a HUGE garden and grow almost all of our veggies and fruits.  We have a spring fed pond to fish from.  68 acres to run free with Arabella.

I am humbled into tears almost every other day when I think of how blessed we are.  This is all a dream come true.  I have tried to give Arabella the best and healthiest life I could but this was the last piece of the puzzle.

I think it is so important for children to be able to play in the woods, be around animals and experience how our food is grown.  This is how I grew up and I am so thankful. 

I am so so thankful.  tears.



  1. Thanks for sharing your joy! Excited for you. Where is the farm?

  2. Thank you Rachel! The farm is in Georgia. : )

  3. Sounds absolutely WONDERFUL. So happy for you and your family.

  4. I was just looking at pictures of you and the girls when you were little. My, how time flies. Enjoy every minute with your little one. Life happens so fast. Wendy